Athletic Coaching Endorsement
The Brevard Public Schools Athletic Coaching
Endorsement Program consists of three college-course
equivalent inservice courses that have been approved by the
Florida Department of Education. The courses are mandated
by the Department of Education and cover the following
topics: Athletic Coaching Theory; Sports Medicine; and
Sports Specific Training. Each course is a 60-hour
equivalent course with objectives stated in the Master Inservice
Plan for Brevard County. Along with the Sports
Medicine course (or First Aid course online) a valid certificate in CPR
through American Red Cross or American Heart Association is required for
All paid community coaches who do not hold a
state-issued teaching certificate must hold the Athletic
Coaching certification in order to be hired. Community
coaches may apply to the Department of Education for a
temporary athletic coaching certificate when they are
hired. The coach does not have to complete any courses
prior to issuance of the temporary certificate. When the
temporary certificate is issued, the coach has three fiscal
years dating from July 1 of the year of issue to complete
the required three coaching courses.
When the three coaching courses are
completed, the coach may apply for a five-year, professional
Athletic Coaching certificate. The professional certificate
is renewable every five years upon application to the
Department of Education. No additional coaching courses are
required to renew a professional coaching certificate.
The Office of Professional Learning & Development offers
all three athletic coaching courses free of charge to our
community coaches and teachers each year. The courses at
this time are all face-to-face courses and are held evenings
at the Educational Services Facility (ESF) during the school year. The schedule of courses is
advertised through the Leadership Team Packets that go to
school principals every week; the course offerings are also
posted on the Brevard Public Schools website.
Human Kinetics - Online
coaches who cannot attend the face-to-face courses at the ESF, we collaborate with the
American Sport Education Program (ASEP) to offer them online coaching courses. The
American Sport Education Program has changed their name, the
new name is the Human Kinetics Coach Education Center. Currently the online
Human Kinetic Coach Education
courses carry a charge to the participant of $50 - $70 each.
Any online coaching courses completed by our coaches can be
transferred to Brevard Public Schools inservice records. The
website for this new program is
When the three required coaching courses are
successfully credited, the coach must complete an
application to add an area for Athletic
Coaching. The completed application and fee are sent
to Karen Crum in the Office of Professional Learning and Development. We verify completion, then forward the
application and fee to the Department of Education, where
the five-year, professional, renewable coaching certificate
information regarding current course offerings and
registration, contact Joanne Bogle at 321-633-1000, ext.
209. For information regarding the Athletic Coaching
Endorsement Program, contact Dinah Kramer at ext. 210 or
Sharon Doucett-Doran at ext. 211.
Athletic Coaching - Sports Medicine
course will start on December 6, 2014.
Registration for this course will open at 6:30 a.m. on
Monday, February 20, 2014. This class will be held at the
School Board Building in Viera, ESF.